Just One Step Forward

Stop and look in the mirror. 100% happy with everything you see? I certainly am not. I’m still scrawnier than I’d like to be. Ideally, I want to gain another 30 pounds of muscle. My bank account? Well, that’s scrawnier than I’d like it to be as well. My career is moving along, but if…

Too Busy for the Gym?

If you want to improve your life this year, the first thing you need to banish is your list of excuses. Then again, sometimes our excuses are pretty legitimate. Good example – you might be working overtime, filling your spare moments studying a foreign language or working on your side business. So you aren’t just…

The 3 Shortcuts to Wisdom

Recently I answered a question on Quora on the topic of shortcuts to wisdom. I’ve expanded my ideas and want to share them with my readers here at Improve My Life This Year. Year by year, I’m sure you notice that you become wiser. What if we could accelerate that process? What if we could…

The Many Colors of Wine Beyond Red and White

Note: Today’s Post comes to you from our friends at Wine Awesomeness. As part of my own self-improvement journey, I like to learn more about a wide variety of topics. I used to think wines were either red or white. Now I know that the wine world is a lot more complicated (and colorful!) than…

3 Killer Ways to Improve Your Writing

The pen is mightier than the sword. Are you well-armed? If you want to improve your life this year, a key area to target is your communication skills. We’ll cover conversational skills in a different post, but let’s focus on writing today. Fair or not, people judge your writing skills A LOT! Your resume. Your…

You, CEO – Introduction

Hi readers! Welcome to an incredibly important new series here at Improve My Life This Year. For the next week, we will cover 7 ways to overhaul your life by thinking like a CEO. I graduated with an MBA in 2009, and the things I learned in those classes have had many amazing spillover benefits…

Grilling for Pleasure and for Profit

It’s almost Father’s Day in the US. It is also almost summer. It is that time of year when man longs to be outdoors, preferably along with fire, beer, and meat. All Hail Grilling Grilling is a fantastic hobby. It gets you out in the fresh air. It connects you with friends and family. It…

The Complete Guide to Improving Your Finances This Year

Everyone makes tons of goals around the new year. Unfortunately by summer, most of those ambitious plans have been long forgotten. But here’s the thing. Summer is a great time for a financial reboot. There are so many fun (and free!) things to do, there’s no expensive heating bill to worry about, and best of…

How to Have a Great Morning: 4 Steps to the Perfect Morning Routine

4 Rules for a Great Morning… Every Day! Drink Water Right After Waking Up Your body needs water to, well, to survive. But you don’t want to just survive, you want to thrive. Check our post on how to get enough water throughout the day and watch your skin, energy, and brain power improve! Make…

Why You Should Already Be Blogging & How to Start Your Blog

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” Today, we’ll learn how to do both by exploring the topic of blogging. If you want to improve your life this year, you absolutely should be writing your own blog. Why? Well, let’s look at a few of the benefits of blogging…

How to Start Your Own Journal

George Santayana said that those who forget history are destined to repeat it. Well, if you want to improve your life this year, you need to learn how to remember your history. You need to start journaling. I hear your complaints. Writing my feelings sounds boring. Sounds weak. Sounds emotional. Let me stop you in…